John L. Muntean
John Muntean

Director, Ralph Roberts Center for Research in Economic
  Geology (CREG)

Research Economic Geologist/Associate Professor
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Mackay School of Earth Science and Engineering
University of Nevada, Reno

Business telephone: (775) 682-8748
FAX: (775) 784-1709
Email:  munteanj@unr.edu

 

Education

PhD, Stanford University, 1998
MS, University of Michigan, 1989
BS, Purdue University, 1986

 

Areas of Expertise

Geology and geochemistry of ore deposits, especially Carlin-
  type gold deposits, epithermal gold-silver deposits, and
  porphyry copper-gold deposits
Mineral exploration
Mine geology
Geologic mapping
Aqueous geochemistry
Magmatic-hydrothermal processes
Metallogeny of Nevada

 

Professional Experience

Research Economic Geologist/Associate Professor, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology,
  University of Nevada, Reno, (2005-present)
Senior Geologist, Placer Dome Exploration Inc., (1999-2004)
Senior Project Geologist, Homestake Mining Co., (1998-1999)
Geologist, Amax Gold Inc., (1993-1995)
Geologist, Santa Fe Pacific Mining Inc., (1989-1993)
Associate Geologist, Atlas Precious Metals, Inc., (1988)
Geologist, United States Geological Survey, (1986)

 

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

See website for the Center for Research in Economic Geology (http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/CREG/)

 

Selected Publications

Kirk, J. D., Ruiz, J., Kesler, S. E., Simon, A., Muntean, J. L., 2014, Re-Os age of the Pueblo Viejo
  epithermal deposit, Dominican Republic: Economic Geology, v. 109, p. 503-512. Contact J. Muntean
Long, S. P., Henry, C. D., Muntean, J. L., Edmondo, G. P., and Cassel, E. J., 2014, Early Cretaceous
  construction of a structural culmination, Eureka, Nevada, U.S.A.: Implications for out-of-sequence
  deformation in the Sevier hinterland: Geosphere, v. 10, p. 564-584. Click here for PDF
Cline, J. S., Muntean, J. L., Gu, X., and Xia, Y., 2013, A comparison of Carlin-type gold deposits:
  Guizhou Province, Golden Triangle, southwest China, and northern Nevada, USA: Earth Science
  Frontiers, v. 20, p. 1-18. Click here for PDF
Muntean, J. L., Cline, J. S., Simon, A. C., and Longo, A. A., 2011, Magmatic-hydrothermal origin of
  Nevada's Carlin-type gold deposits: Nature Geoscience, v. 4, p. 122-127. Click here for PDF
Muntean, J. L. and Taufen, P. M., 2011, Geochemical exploration for gold through transported alluvial
  cover in Nevada: Examples from the Cortez Mine: Economic Geology, v. 106, p. 809-833.
Contact J. Muntean
Patterson, L. M. and Muntean, J. L., 2011, Multi-element geochemistry across a Carlin-type gold
  district: Jerritt Canyon, Nevada: in Steininger, R. C. and Pennell, W. M. (eds.), Great Basin
  Evolution and Metallogeny: Geological Society of Nevada 2010 Symposium Proceedings, Reno,
  p. 1119-1152. Click here for PDF
Cassinerio, M. D. and Muntean, J. L., 2011, Patterns of lithology, structure, alteration and trace
  elements around high-grade ore zones at the Turquoise Ridge gold deposit, Getchell district,
  Nevada: in Steininger, R. C. and Pennell, W. M. (eds.), Great Basin Evolution and Metallogeny:
  Geological Society of Nevada 2010 Symposium Proceedings, Reno, p. 949-978. Click here for PDF
Arribas, A., Arribas, I., Grenville Draper, G., Hall, C., Kesler, S.E., McEwen, C., and Muntean, J. L.,
  2011, 40Ar/39Ar dating of alunite from the Pueblo Viejo gold-silver district, Dominican Republic:
  Economic Geology, v. 106, p. 1059-1069. (authors in alphabetical order) Contact J. Muntean
Muntean, J. L., Cassinerio, M. D., Arehart, G. B. Cline, J. S., and Longo, A. A., 2009, Fluid pathways
  at the Turquoise Ridge Carlin-type gold deposit, Getchell district, Nevada: in Williams, P. J. (ed.),
  Smart Science for Exploration and Mining, Proceedings of the Tenth Biennial Meeting of the
  Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits, Townsville, Australia, p. 251-253.
Click here for PDF
Longo, A. A., Cline, J. S., and Muntean, J. L., 2009, Using pyrite to track evolving fluid pathways
  and chemistry in Carlin-type deposits: in Williams, P. J. (ed.), Smart Science for Exploration and
  Mining, Proceedings of the Tenth Biennial Meeting of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral
  Deposits, Townsville, Australia, p. 242-244. Click here for PDF
Muntean, J. L., Coward, M. P., and Tarnocai, C. A., 2007, Reactivated Palaeozoic normal faults:
  controls on the formation of Carlin-type gold deposits in north-central Nevada: in Reis, A. C.,
  Butler, R. W. H. and Graham, R. H. (eds.) “Deformation of the Continental Crust – The Legacy of
  Mike Coward,” Geological Society, London, Special Publications, v. 272, p. 573-589.
Click here for PDF
Muntean, J. L., and Henry, C. D., 2007, Preliminary geologic map of the Jerritt Canyon mining district:
  Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open File Report OF07-03. Click here for PDF
Muntean. J., Hall, G., Kesler, S., Mueller, A., O’Brien, D. and Russell, N., 2007, Pueblo Viejo high-
  sulfidation epithermal gold-silver deposit, Dominican Republic: A new model of formation beneath
  barren limestone cover – a discussion: Economic Geology, v. 102, p. 755-760. Contact J. Muntean
Cline, J. S., Hofstra, A. H., Muntean, J. L., Tosdal, R. M., and Hickey, K. A., 2005, Carlin-type Gold
  Deposits in Nevada, USA:  Critical Geologic Characteristics and Viable Models: in Hedenquist,
  J. W., Thompson, J. H. F., Goldfarb, R. J. and Richards, J. P. (eds.), Economic Geology One
  Hundredth Anniversary Volume, Society of Economic Geologists, Littleton, Colorado, p. 451-484.
Contact J. Muntean
Muntean, J. L. and Einaudi, M. T., 2001, Porphyry-epithermal transition: Maricunga belt, northern
  Chile: Economic Geology, v. 96, p. 743-772. Contact J. Muntean
Muntean, J. L. and Einaudi, M. T., 2000, Porphyry gold deposits of the Refugio district, Maricunga
  belt, northern Chile: Economic Geology, v. 95, p. 1445-1472. Contact J. Muntean
Venneman, T. W., Muntean, J. L., Kesler, S. E., and O'Neil, J. R., Valley, J. W., Russell, N., 1993,
  Stable isotope evidence for magmatic fluids in the Pueblo Viejo epithermal acid-sulfate Au-Ag
  deposit, Dominican Republic: Economic Geology, v. 88, p. 55-71. Contact J. Muntean
Muntean, J. L., Kesler, S. E., Russell, N., and Polanco, J., 1990, Evolution of the Monte Negro acid-
  sulfate Au-Ag deposit, Pueblo Viejo, Dominican Republic: Important factors in grade development:
  Economic Geology, v. 85, p. 1738-1758. Contact J. Muntean


(Contact munteanj@unr.edu for reprints of these publications)

 

Curriculum Vitae (.pdf)